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May 11-21, 2010
Ames, Iowa USA

The Veterinary Biologics Training Program has been offered every year since 1996. Approximately 1500 individuals, including 450 international attendees from 80 countries have attended the program since it began. The course gives participants an overview of the scientific principles of vaccines and vaccination and of the USDA regulatory process for assuring the purity, safety, potency and efficacy of veterinary biologics.

This course is sponsored by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB).

Program Topics
Block 1. (May 11-14) Immunology and Principles of Vaccination intended for individuals who have not recently studied immunology, who want an overview and update of immunology as it applies to resistance to infectious disease.

Block 2. (May 17-21) Procedures for Ensuring Vaccine Safety and Efficacy reviews the requirements and processes for licensing/registration and testing of veterinary biological products and reviews the inspection and compliance process for production, release and post-marketing surveillance of veterinary biological products covered under the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act. Information will be presented by regulatory officials from the USDA APHIS VS Center for Veterinary Biologics.

VBTP 2010 Itinerary

VBTP 2010 Registration

Lodging Information Hotels in the Area

Maps and Directions:
To/From the Des Moines International Airport

2010 Veterinary Biologics Training Program